Since our humble beginnings, we have always been involved in Aerospace logistics.  Today, over 50 years after Joe Shelala helped his fellow veterans disassemble and ship aircraft around the country, the cornerstone of our business is still the aerospace industry.

Compass Forwarding is able to offer bespoke solutions streamlining the activities of all parties involved in aerospace transportation including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Engine and aircraft leasing companies
  • Service companies
  • Airlines


To an airline, these seemingly innocuous letters mean time and money.  Every minute an aircraft is grounded, the goods and people cannot move as scheduled.

That is why multiple international carriers and service providers rely on Compass Forwarding to handle their COMAT and maintenance shipments.  We understand the urgency behind this process and have a dedicated staff within our air department who solely handle AOG shipments, because we know time is money and AOG means get it done, now.

Aircraft Logistics

Company materials in aerospace runs the gamut from a minuscule bolt to large pieces such as aircraft tires, engines, and fully built equipment.  Each of these pieces requires specific care and attention and Compass Forwarding has the necessary experience to move these items.

Through our international network, we can also provide the infrastructure necessary to ensure that your cargo is given proper attention every step along the way.

Trusted Industry Leader

In 2013, Compass was selected to represent the logistics industry in the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) – the leading aerospace trade group in the United States.  Founded in 1919, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential tra


de association representing the nation’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.